Transformative Justice and Healing (part 3/3)

Featuring Kelly Park, Andy Su, and Jaden Fields

How can the ideas of transformative justice be applied to the medical industrial complex (MIC) to bring healing to oppressed peoples? In the last two episodes, we discuss ways the MIC prioritizes profit over healing and actively harms people. This episode, we invite our friend Jaden Fields to share his work in navigating the MIC while grounded in transformative justice. He runs an HIV education and empowerment program for trans people of color, cofounded a social support space for trans masculine folks, and advocates for approaches to eating disorders that are trans-inclusive and anti-racist.

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Biologist Rachel Levin Talks Transgender Research, Scientific Literacy, and Being an Activist-Scientist

by Alexis Takahashi

levinRachel Levin is a professor at Pomona College, where she teaches classes about ecology, animal behavior, and the intersections of biology, gender, and society. Her research career has spanned studying bird song in the Amazon to investigating the biological basis of transgender identity. Rachel was my undergraduate thesis advisor, personal mentor, and a big inspiration for this blog, and this article. I spoke with her about how she understands the intersections of science and activism through her work.

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